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McDonald’s Japan updates children’s Happy Meals to be more inspiring and nutritionally sound

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While McDonald’s has never been especially associated with healthy eating, the restaurant chain is famous for meals specifically targeted to children, and people are understandably concerned about what their children eat. Even if you, a responsible and mature adult, don’t mind guzzling down a 20-pack of McNuggets for lunch, presumably you’d want… Read

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Kewpie’s Smoky Mayonnaise is convenient, tasty way to add smoky flavor to your dishes

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In Japan, smoking foods at home began to gain popularity in the early 2010s. The Japan Smoke Association was founded in 2014. In recent years, compact and convenient home smoking grills and devices have appeared on the market. The self-smoking trend also synergized with the recent popularity of camping and glamping. Now with the… Read

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High school students create petition to change the name of FamilyMart’s 'Mom’s Diner' line

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As you probably know by now, Japanese society, like many others in the world, is still working on attaining gender equality. In Japanese homes, for example, married women continue to feel like they are shouldering the burden of cooking and cleaning of a household alone, even when both partners work full… Read

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7-Eleven Japan to double the shelf life of their onigiri rice balls

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Onigiri–those sometimes triangular, sometimes circular rice balls that are ubiquitous at Japanese convenience stores. Inexpensive, perfectly portable, and easy to wolf down in a few moments, they’re the Japanese snack of choice for everyone from working executives to a family out on a picnic. A few days ago, Fumihiko Nagamatsu, a… Read

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Japanese comedian serves up simple and sweet stuffed pepper recipe

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Baba, a member of comedian trio “Robert”, has been well known to be quite a chef ever since his he first showed off his cooking skills on TV. He even published a recipe book as a chef-comedian. Baba has his own Youtube cooking channel named “Baba Gohan (meals)”, and he… Read

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Mavericks Beer Station’s Draft Beer in PET bottles now available for delivery

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Mavericks Beer Station, located in Saitama Prefecture’s Ageo City, it’s the first in the world to have a delivery service that sends cold barrels of beer to your door in less than one hour. Last summer, they came up with a safe way of making the beer-lovers in the city… Read

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McDonald’s brings back monstrous Grand and Giga Big Macs to celebrate New Year

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The end of 2020 has seen some interesting fast food releases in Japan, including fried chicken sushi, as well as a Whopper that wards off evil from Burger King. McDonald's is also getting in on the seasonal release fun, bringing back their two behemoth mutations of the Big Mac--the Grand Big Mac… Read

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Easy fix to avoid skin forming on hot milk

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The Winter Solstice is behind us and it’s time to brace for the cold. When you get home and peel off your many layers, one great way to warm up is by drinking hot milk. If you’ve ever warmed up milk, you’re familiar with the layer of skin that forms… Read

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Is it rude to eat when your food arrives first at a restaurant?

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J-Town Net is a website that runs surveys for Japanese people online, asking all the important questions like ranking the prefectures by best personalities and deciding whether trains are crowded or not. Recently they put out the results of another survey, one asking people whether they wait for everyone’s orders to arrive at a restaurant… Read

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Make your authentic and unique beverage this winter with Craft Cola Kit

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Thalgo Japon has created a unique kit you can enjoy during this winter. You can now make a luxurious beverage at your home just by using the Craft Cola Kit, and also savor one of the most authentic cola you ever tasted. The kit includes a special syrup and carefully… Read

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